Presentation on theme: "The War for Independence Chapter 4. Events that lead to the War The French and Indian War (1754) created debt for the English. The British wanted colonists."— Presentation transcript:
Events that lead to the War The French and Indian War (1754) created debt for the English. The British wanted colonists to pay their share. So they began to enforce taxes that they had never enforced before. (Salutary Neglect) The colonists wont be taxed unless represented in parliament. The British sent troops.
Proclamation of 1763 Prevented the colonists from getting lands in the west, won from the French. The British wanted no problems with the natives. The British sent troops to enforce it. The colonists ignored it.
Events that led to organization and resistance… The Stamp Act The Townsend Acts The Boston Massacre The Boston Tea Party The Intolerable Acts Lexington and Concord
Ideas Behind the Revolution The Olive Branch Petition- Members of the Second Continental Congress urged the King to restore harmony between England and the Colonies. The king rejected it and sent a naval blockade.
Common Sense by Thomas Paine A pamphlet arguing for American independence. Convinced many Americans to support creating their own republic.
The Declaration of Independence Written by Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia. Borrowed ideas from John Locke. life, liberty and property became… life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
Key Ideas in the D. of I. Governments get their power from consent of the governed. People may abolish governments that threaten their inalienable rights. All men are created equal.